Happy Monday, friends! It’s getting close to dinner time, so I thought I’d share with you this super quick and easy chicken stir-fry recipe! It’s from Nigella Lawson’s Express Recipe Book. I think you’ll love how quickly you can put together this dish! And it’s inexpensive to boot!
I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes for 2 people. These are usually hard to find, but I found this recipe in a cookbook called, “Nigella Express-130 Recipes for good food, fast.” That’s my kind of cooking! So, without further ado, here is her recipe verbatim and then I’ll let you know our thoughts and additions!
RIB-STICKING STIR-FRY by Nigella Lawson
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 10 ounce chicken or turkey breast fillet, cut into 1 ½ x ¼ inch strips
- 4 cups chopped stir-fry vegetables from a package (see notes below)
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup Chinese cooking wine (We substituted Mirin Japanese Cooking Wine)
- 1-14 ounce can cannelloni beans, drained
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
- Heat the oil in a wok or deep skillet, and over fairly high heat, add the chicken strips and toss them about to color.
- Once the meat has seared, add the vegetables, and toss around again until beginning to soften, then add the soy sauce and wine. The soy will help the meat strips bronze beautifully.
- Once the heat is back up and sizzling, add the beans and toss everything about to mix and tipping onto two plates. (Make sure the vegetables are tender crisp and the beans are hot.)
- Sprinkle with the cilantro and serve straight away.
Note: As always, my husband and I like to tweak recipes to suit our tastes. So, while cooking the chicken in the vegetable oil, we added some freshly chopped onions and garlic to give the chicken a bit more flavor. We also added salt and pepper. I would also recommend adding about a handful of the chopped cilantro into the dish along with the beans to add a bit more color and flavor. Especially if you love cilantro like we do! (You can see we served this dish in bowls.)
Another Note: We used two bags of Bird’s Eye Steam fresh Asian Medley frozen veggies. It has a nice mix of broccoli, snap peas and carrots. You could use fresh veggies, and it would probably be better, but this was so quick and easy.
This recipe was ready in less than 20 minutes start to finish. Of course you can double the recipe or serve a salad along side to make this feed more people. But, for the two of us it was perfect!
Thanks for stopping by today and please let me know if you try this recipe and what you think! I will definitely try more recipes from this book, and when I find one I love, I’ll be sure to share! Have a great evening! Let’s chat soon? xoxo Dell